Lithuanian Sports University

Introduction

Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), founded in 1934, is a specialised public higher education institution that has developed its unique traditions in sport, leisure and health sciences.

With its mission to contribute to the sustainable development of society through international-level research and academic excellence, LSU is known as a leading academic and research centre in sports science in the Baltic Sea region. Starting with the enrolment of 100 students, the LSU has developed and expanded over the years and decades into an institution with nearly 2000 students.

The LSU offers 19 degree study programmes at all three study cycles (8 undergraduate, 9 Master’s and 2 PhD), mainly in sport science, where studies, research and practice are closely interconnected. Among the LSU graduates, there are many distinguished scientists, world-renowned coaches, famous athletes, and prominent public figures. A great number of the LSU students and graduates have become champions and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, world and European championships, among them are the twice European boxing champion Algirdas Šocikas, the winner of the Olympic gold medal and world basketball champion Modestas Paulauskas, the winners of the Olympic gold medals discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna. and basketball players Voldemaras Chomičius and Rimantas Kurtinaitis.

Our Vision

To become one of the leading universities of sports, physical education, rehabilitation (physiotherapy) and health sciences in Europe, and the best in this area in the Baltic Sea Region.

By the year 2017, the LSU‘s uniqueness in sport, physiotherapy and health promotion, and appropriate application of sports science in studies and innovations will have ensured our position of a leading sports, physiotherapy and health science university in the Baltic Sea Region.

Mission Statement

Promote coherent progress of the society, and be useful to it providing exclusive international level research and studies in sports science.

Values

  • Respect for the exclusive knowledge, ensuring the unity of science and education, development of ongoing progress.
  • Thorough promotion of new ideas, initiatives, innovations, professionalism and leadership.
  • Accessibility and quality assurance of academic services for Lithuanian and foreign schoolchildren and students, the community of employees and seniors as well as business and public sector institutions.
  • Promotion of active dialogue with national and foreign partners.
  • Teamwork based on mutual respect, tolerance, competence and trust.
  • Promotion, development and testimony of respect for healthy lifestyle and Olympic ideas.
  • Promotion of citizenship and patriotism.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master

International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The "International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport” is an inter-university master course that combines three European universities: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real (Portugal), and the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas (Lithuania). [+]

PROFILE The "International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport” is an inter-university master course that combines three European universities: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real (Portugal), and the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas (Lithuania).The study programme is based on an intensive and applied study of scientific methodology of specific areas as well as on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives of Sports Studies. The program is implemented using the mobility resources of the Erasmus scheme. Students will face opportunity to perform the study programme at three universities. OBJECTIVES The aim of the program is to train experts and entrepreneurs in performance analysis in sport; to offer specialized quality education meeting labour market demands in sports training area; to provide the graduates skills that are obtained from modern sources of knowledge focussed on performance analysis in sports, and is interrelated with necessary knowledge and skills to develop career in international settings both in the field of sports professionals and in recreational activities. Studies for postgraduates at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and Lithuanian Sports University will be based on student-centred activity, where students are responsible for managing their study process at three different countries. LEARNING OUTCOMES The graduate is expected to be able to use expert knowledge in selected areas of sport performance analysis that contribute to performance development; integrate and apply knowledge, awareness and understanding to the enhancement of athletic performance; apply the analytical, critical and synthesis skills required to conduct personal and group research in selected areas of performance analysis in sports and related areas; to conduct an independent research project (dissertation) starting from the identification of the research question to the communication of the findings; take responsibility for their own learning and continued development through the supported progress of personal development and planning (PDP). demonstrate competent research skills, to include those of: consideration of ethics in research, scientific observation, measurement, hypothesis setting and testing, reduction of error, data interpretation, report-writing. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The graduates will accumulate abilities to focus their activity on a performance analysis at sports clubs, research institutes or rehabilitation centres. They will have possibility to supervise and develop athletes’ follow-up plans in sports clubs and research laboratories (technical documents, experimental systems, laboratory education, etc.). The graduates will be able to work as managers in Technical Departments of national and international sports organisations or in other positions directly linked to sport performance research. They will have the opportunity to prolong their carrier in doctoral studies.The graduates will be ready to function in the global market settings at the international business entities that are responsible for sports and recreation technologies and innovations. International studies, interdisciplinary methods as well as team work will greatly contribute not only the graduates’ employability, but also will enhance and foster their readiness to start their own businesses, start-ups in the areas of creation and development of modern sports and recreational technologies. Requirements: TOEFL test - a score of above 550 or IELTS band - 6.0 (B2 level) or above. Prerequisites: Bachelor’ degree in the fields of biomedicine, physical sciences, and social sciences. Lithuanian Sports University offer 3 state-funded places for the International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport program (IMPAS) Holders of foreign qualifications can be accepted to the state-funded study places in Lithuanian higher education institutions or claim for scholarships in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation in cases when: They are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or other member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA); They are non-EU and non-EEA nationals granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania or they are stateless persons; They are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin (further – the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin). CONDITIONS Each applicant has to indicate that he or she needs such a state funded place by informing admission @lsu.lt before the application deadline, May 31st. State funded places are allocated to the applicants who gain the highest program competitive place which is determined by summing up Applicants’ transcript average mark; additional points for IMPAS, see below: Note: State funded place is the financial support that covers annual tuition fee expenses at LSU. [-]

Master in Tourism and Sports Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the programme is to provide students with a solid knowledge in management and business administration, to develop an ethically responsible personality with creative and entrepreneurial skills able to evaluate and predict national and international business [+]

LANGUAGE OF STUDIES English (minimum B-level in English) CREDITS 90 ECTS DURATION 1.5 years (Full-time) PREREQUISITES A Bachelor's Degree is required OBJECTIVES The aim of the programme is to provide students with a solid knowledge in management and business administration, to develop an ethically responsible personality with creative and entrepreneurial skills able to evaluate and predict national and international business environment, develop innovative activities in leisure organizations, carry out applied research projects in tourism and sports sectors, and apply research findings in daily organizational activities and strategic decision making. TOPICS - Organizational Management in Sport and Tourism - Neuromarketing - Business Markets and their Assessment - Economics and Finance Management - Research Methods and Statistics - Sport Policy and Management - Tourism Policy and Management - Final Thesis COMPETENCES - Scientific knowledge and management of ideas - Communication: social and academic integration - Leadership and change management - Continuing professional development - Modeling of sports/tourism sector development - Sports/tourism organization development and creative interaction with the environmental protection - Enterprise and entrepreneurship in sports/tourism - Research activities - Expert-project activities CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Master's degree in Tourism and Sports Management qualifies graduates to continue studying at PhD level or to enter the workforce. Graduates will be able to perform managerial, expert and consulting work at state, non-governmental and private organizations and to teach and carry out research at various educational institutions. [-]

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